Welcome to the FC⚡MC website!
The FC⚡MC is the media center for critical minds and committed hearts during the G20 summit in Hamburg. From July 4th to 9th you find all information about the FC⚡MC here. This site will provide access to live streams, press conferences, information about the protests and an archive of produced audio and/or video magazines, interviews and essays.
The FC⚡MC is a collective initiative that emerged out of different networks of people. The media center's programmatic idea is to offer bloggers and twitterers, editorial collectives and staffs, video activists, free radios, precarious media workers and established journalists a media production space that is much cooler than the official G20 media center and to facilitate from this offering a change in the media coverage during the G20 summit in Hamburg.
The FC⚡MC will be located in the FC St. Pauli stadium. There it provides areas for media production and organizes opportunities for interviews with experts and activists from and on the G20 countries. The media center offers spacious social corners to discuss and exchange information about the G20 summit and the protests against it. It will produce a constant flow of deviant, critical, decentering news via social media, press conferences and video streams.
The FC⚡MC understands itself as a material-semiotic device to reclaim journalism for social justice and to free it from the suffocating embrace by states, corporate PR and commercial interests. As such, the FC⚡MC is a meta-medium to reinvent critical media, news and reporting.
In the current confusion of meanings and perception, the FC⚡MC uses the open cracks these confusions provide and rejects one single meaning for its name. While the MC in FC⚡MC came to unambiguously mean MEDIA CENTER, the FC part will change its meaning depending on a multitude of influences, such as the developments during the G20 summit, or the quality of the coffee served in the media center.
Thus, FC might mean Free Critical, For Context, Free Communication, Future Commons, Fruitful Collaborations, Friends of Critic, Finalize Capitalism, Flowing Capacities, Freedom Care, Flowing Communism, or even Fight Creationism. But remember: these are just suggestions from the outside. The FC⚡MC itself, in its autonomy and autology, might choose different ones.
From the seats of the FC St. Pauli stadium you can partake in its press conferences, from inside the castle you can produce media items and distribute them globally via networking and streaming capacities that the FC⚡MC provides. But beyond technicalities, the FC⚡MC is about a change of perception. This is why it can be understood as a call for the production of views that go beyond the g20-problem and to instigate broadcasted discussions about the worlds we live in, the worlds we want to live in and how to get there.
In sum, the FC⚡MC contains social spaces to work together, to get to know colleagues and to exchange latest information about on-going demonstrations and protests. It will offer space for around one thousand media workers, artists and performers. In addition, correct coffee and superior correct food will be served for reasonable prices. The FC⚡MC is free of charge. No fees have to be paid to join. It might accept donations, depending on their origins. Be part of it! Reinvent critical journalism in times of affective populism! The FC⚡MC is the shared common device to accomplish this!
The FC⚡MC opens its doors on the evening of July 4th and will not close until July 9th 2017. If you want to use the FC⚡MC as a production facility, please register ahead at join.fcmc.tv.
The FC⚡MC Crew
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